Incident Reports

Hunger strike demanding immediate appointment of specialist doctors in Rautahat


Madhes, Rautahat, Gaur

Locals have started a hunger strike in Gaur-based District Hospital demanding appointment of specialist doctors saying that it is the only district hospital in the district with a population of about 7.5 lakhs. Although there are nine fixed positions for specialist doctors in Rautahat District Hospital, Gaur, only one Dr Krishna Sah is currently providing service. 

A team led by Hemprasad Sah, coordinator of HPS Foundation, were been sitting at the main gate of the hospital since 11 am on Sunday, October 25 to appoint nine specialists as per the fixed positions accusing the local, state and federal governments for not being serious about the health of the people. They announced to continue their strike at the gate of District Hospital Gaur from 11:00 am to 4:00 am every day until the other doctors arrive.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media